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Bermagui Coast - Wapengo & District

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Bermagui Coast - Wapengo & District is forecast to grow from 1,743 in 2016 to 2,158 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.11 to 1.94 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Bermagui Coast - Wapengo & District. The period 2016 to 2026, as the short to medium term, is likely to be the most accurate and useful forecast information for immediate planning purposes.

It is important to look at the relationship between population and average household size. If the average household size is falling, then there will need to be growth in the number of households (and dwellings for them to live in) to maintain or grow the population.

Forecast population, households and dwellings
Bermagui Coast - Wapengo & DistrictForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population2,4292,4382,5822,7863,018
Change in population (5yrs)--9144204232
Average annual change--0.08%1.15%1.53%1.61%
Households1,1491,2031,3091,4361,567
Average household size2.112.021.971.941.92
Population in non private dwellings33333
Dwellings1,7431,8201,9712,1582,358
Dwelling occupancy rate65.9266.1066.4166.5466.45
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Bermagui Coast - Wapengo & District was estimated to be 2,429 people. It is expected to increase by over 357 people to 2,786 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.38%. This is based on an increase of over 287 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.11 to 1.94 by 2026.

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